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Saint Joseph Mission - Progressive Catholic Church

Cliffside Park, NJ View map Visit website
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$695 Typical Price

Father Joe is an Ordained, Old Catholic Franciscan Priest and wedding officiant in Cliffside Park, NJ, Father Joe ia graduate of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York with a Master of Divinity Degree in Ministry and Pastoral Care. He is assigned to Saint Joseph Mission Church, bringing the Gospel to those in the margins and to people in need wherever they may be. The mission and Fr Joe work for social justice and help to spread God’s message of love and hope to all along with the sacraments of the Church. Father Joe assists with planning your special day with openness and authenticity. We recognize that God does not live in the "church" but is always present where there is love.

We are a Progressive Catholic Church and Franciscan Community with validity of Holy Orders and Sacraments. Here is our Mission Statement to help clarify who we are. And we are here to help bring God to places that Rome cannot. The PCCI is a member of the International Council of Community Churche.

STATEMENT ON INNER-COMMUNIONS: OPEN TABLE, OPEN HEARTS ~ “The Progressive Catholic Church, existing as a Member of the Jesus Movement, in Apostolic Succession, recognizes all Christian Churches who profess the Ancient Creedal Faith of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, and acknowledge the True Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist as being in full Communion with us. You are welcome at our table which is the Table of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Services Offered
Whether you are looking for an officiant to help with your civil union, Interfaith, Catholic, rehearsal, or vow renewal ceremony, Father Joe and the Saint Joseph Mission Church team has experienced it all, and we are licensed in Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Not only do we work with you on customizing your vows and planning your special ceremony, but we also provides Pre-Cana counseling and can assist with Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation needs. Some of the traditions and sacraments he has worked with previously include:

  • Seven Jewish Wedding blessings
  • Hands ceremony
  • Blending of sands
  • Honoring of children
  • Unity candle
  • Wine sharing & Communion
  • Breaking of the glass

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$695

Which of the following are included in the price?

Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$695

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$150

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$150

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Licensed
Premarital Counseling
Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Anglican
Catholic

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CT
FL
NJ
NY
PA

What languages do you speak?

English

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    Jacqueline Getting married on 03/09/2022
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    Father Joe did a beautiful, intimate and fun wedding ceremony!

    During uncertain times and many COVID restrictions and much fear in the world, the one certainty is love. Father Joe was there to unite me and my husband in our backyard with our small group of family and friends. His ceremony was so beautiful and intimate yet also relaxing and fun. He is a ray of sunshine that brought a beam of light around us on a day that I thought would be affected because of the darkness of the world. I was so wrong, I could not have asked for a better day and in part it was because of Father Joe! I would recommend him to any bride or groom who is looking to make your wedding about your love and unity. For our entire day, I forgot about all the worries of the world! That is what every wedding day should be!

    Saint Joseph Mission - Progressive Catholic Church's reply:

    Dear Jacqueline - THANK YOU for those kind words - but it was you and Dave that made this day so holy and special - I was SO impressed that you let Dave wear that cool football jersey - it truly made the day a superbowl win! Blessings always +++ Fr Joe
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    Christina C. Married on 09/16/2021
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    So grateful to have found St. Joseph Mission Church

    We are so grateful to have had Father Joe marry us. We were on the search for a while for the perfect church to become part of and raise our future children in- a place where everyone is accepted and welcomed. Father Joe helped us through this very difficult time of having to reschedule our wedding due to covid and was there for us every step of the way. He got to know us as well as our family. Because of him our ceremony was exactly how we always pictured it. We look forward to continuing to attend mass and being part of St. Joseph’s for years to come.

    Saint Joseph Mission - Progressive Catholic Church's reply:

    The most fun Disney wedding I have ever done - the readings alone that you picked Christina made the day so special - in addition to both of you making the day so bright and wonderful - forever grateful - blessings and love, Fr Joe

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

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Team

Father Shaun
Father Shaun
Priest in good standing

Father Shaun is assigned to our PA parish. We are the Saint Joseph Mission Church TEAM part of the Progressive Catholic Church, existing as a Member of the Jesus Movement, in Apostolic Succession, recognizes all Christian Churches who profess the Ancient Creedal Faith of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, and acknowledge the True Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist as being in full Communion with us. You are welcome at our table which is the Table of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Father Rix
Father Rix
Priest in good standing

Father Rix travels between NYC and Chicago for the Mission on the move! We are the Saint Joseph Mission Church TEAM part of the Progressive Catholic Church, existing as a Member of the Jesus Movement, in Apostolic Succession, recognizes all Christian Churches who profess the Ancient Creedal Faith of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, and acknowledge the True Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist as being in full Communion with us. You are welcome at our table which is the Table of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Diane Daryl
Diane Daryl
Wedding Helpers and Parish Board

Dr. Diane and Dr. Daryl are both board members at Saint Joseph Mission Church and also assist couples with the sacament of Marriage and are here to help with any of your needs.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Meredith Manor Meredith Manor Barn & Farm Weddings

If you are looking for a priest to marry you off the premises of a traditional catholic church, Father Joseph Ciccone is the priest you want. He is very personable, calm, experienced and genuinely cares about each couple he is marrying. Meredith Manor endorses Father Ciccone as someone that not only officiates for your nuptials, but makes you glad that he was an integral part of your special day.

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Saint Joseph Mission Cliffside Park, 07010
201-669-3208
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